Alien WebMD is an Internet zine that visually expresses a collective consciousness about various topics, mediated through the unique and self-referential language and framework of the Internet, using illustrations, audio, gifs, memes, video, prose, popups, essays, and images collaged together. The zine further explores virtual renditions of real and imagined places as interpreted through the lens of DIY web technology, and invites a non-hierarchical exploration of interactive webpages.
Humans have been cultivating animals and plants for more than 10,000 years. But we can no longer live of mother Earth's resources the same way as we did before. With the presence of the new geological epoch - the Anthropocene, it becomes evident that “the ecological catastrophe has already happened” (Morton). We have to adjust now if we want to survive. The important question for our near future is how to feed the soon-to-be 9 billion population.
Creation Social Interface (ISC) is a doctoral research about the interactions between two knowledge interfaces: the community of the island of La Plata in Bahía Málaga, located in the Colombian Pacific of Valle del Cauca, and the Hipermedia Laboratory (HiperLab) of the Universidad del Calle (Colombia), with the purpose of designing collaborative artistic practices as a device for the conservation of the ancestral knowledges of the South Pacific of Colombia.
Daniel Miller will discuss how his artworks explore relationships to the physical world through simulating natural systems. These artworks investigate the parallels and inconsistencies between the human experience and the natural world we inhabit. Underlying themes explored in Miller's recent work include: climate change, human impact, the body/mechanical processes, animal communication and the relationship of technology to nature. Miller will discuss earlier works and highlight the research, design and fabrication of his recent projects.
Ethics is a widely discussed concept in philosophy. It is related to the actions of man on the collective realm, guided by character and social rules. This article aims to discuss ethics through hacking. The definition of “hacker ethic” proposed by Levy1 allows us to compare a hack to an intervention. To hack is to transfigure any given system - inserting something not originally intended in it, subverting its original use, redefining its role.
Interactive composing implies dynamic on-the-fly musical negotiation between a live performer and some musical aptitude captured in a computer program. Much software interfacing human and artificial players involves mapping features in human input to parameters affecting output involving responsive behavior.
“The smooth skin of the device demands gore to feed its gloss.” —Benjamin Bratton
In this ArtistTalk, we will present a recent work, entitled, Plateaus: a meditation on the geological nature of mobile technologies and the socio-political and environmental implications of the mining of minerals for those technologies. Plateaus seeks to elicit an understanding of the relationship between humans, geology, and media technologies: media not as immaterial but as geological.
Electronic mural project, sonorous and visual, specially conceived for the main wall of the station “Los Orientales” of the Metro of Santiago (Subway). This is composed of eight hexagonal modules, which were built from an updated pictorial concept using contemporary technologies. Fusion between painting, electronics and digital. Its theme is nature, in particular, water cycles. In short, an "electronic mural" that tells us about nature created especially for citizenship. Ko means water in Mapudungun.